Troubador The Price of Magic

Released: 28/05/2018

ISBN: 9781788037662

eISBN: 9781789010879

Format: Paperback/eBook

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The Price of Magic


When Abby and her brother Chris moved house four summers ago, they discovered that magic exists, met a pair of witches that lived down the road and carried out a heroic rescue of their mother from the Land of Fairy. But despite the discovery of their own magical talents, the memories of those events are beginning to fade. And even Abby, who gave up her magic to save her mother and carries the scars of a ghost sabre tooth tiger, is forgetting that eventful summer.

Then, while Chris is away and Abby is helping the witches during the Easter holidays, the Queen of the Land of Fairy comes back into Abby's life, looking for help. Even though the witches try to protect her, Abby gets drawn into events with frightening consequences. She must face the results of what happened to her in the Land of Fairy, rescue her neighbour, and stop a magical war.

That's a lot of pressure for an eleven-year-old girl, even with a warrior's soul, but magic always has a price and a warrior's work is seldom done...

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The author writes an excellent magical , adventure, mystery novel. It is a novel that contains magic, secrets, adventures and surprises. I enjoyed how the characters traveled to different worlds when needed. I admired all of the characters as they stayed true to themselves wither for good or evil. As I read it, I did discover the price of magic is.

by Susan Mahaffey (via Netgalley)

I enjoyed this, and look forward to reading any future volumes. Good world-building, plot, and characters with whom one can sympathise. My only quibble is the amount of back-story the reader needs to be aware of to fully appreciate the book. Weaving this into his storyline, Neale sometimes lets the plot sag a little while the reader catches up. This, however, is a minor detraction from an otherwise accomplished piece of work.

by Robert Leslie

This is actually the second book in the series which I was not aware of. As I have not read the first book, there are some references which I did not get. But having said that, this book can be read without reading the first one. The book has a little of magic, action, adventure and mystery all added to make it a fun middle grade novel to read.

by Rajiv

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